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Helicopter safari in Namibia
Namibia continues to be one of the hottest destinations to head to in Africa and we are constantly looking for new ways to experience this diverse country. We believe a helicopter safari is a very worthwhile experience, giving you a different perspective as well as access to some of the most remote parts of the country.
This heli-safari follows the Kunene River from The Angolan border to the Skeleton Coast. From the air you will be able to take in the thundering Epupa Falls which cascade down 60m in under 1.5kms.
The spectacular sunsets over the African Horizon spreads fantastic colours on the landscape below you. In order to appreciate the size of the giant baobab trees and the techni-coloured bird life which live close to the river you can take a 4X4 safari, and whilst on the ground you cannot pass on the opportunity to take a boat down the crocodile infested river and visit the tranquil pools between waterfalls.
Access to the Marienfluss Valley is notoriously difficult but flying over the sandy plains, white-yellow grass and dunes in the south all you have to concentrate on are the springbok herds and other wonderful wildlife below. However if you do want to get closer to the oryx antelopes you can hop on a quad bike for a liberating ride over the sands.
The Himba people live a traditional semi-nomadic lifestyle in Kaokoland and are recognisable from their distinctive red hue and the ever-burning holy fire in their villages which connects to their God.
The spirituality of Brandberg for the San tribes is reflected in the thousands of paintings on the rock faces – the ‘White Lady’ being the most famous outside the tribe.
The helicopter lands just over the last sand dune before the water so that you can stand at the top in order to see the blue waters lapping the white sands below. This deserted coastline which the San people call ‘The Land God Made in Anger’ is scattered with ancient bones and seal colonies as well as the famous ship wrecks.
Cornerstone to the Namibian experience is conservation. An astounding 40% of the entire country is under conservation management. The world’s largest free roaming populations of black rhino and cheetah are found here. This helicopter safari can take in Damaraland to give you a unique insight into desert-adapted rhino and elephant.
Seeing Namibia from the air is a unique experience which is only offered once a year. A truly incredible way to see the diversity of this beautiful country which is like no other on the African continent, it is an opportunity that few will have the chance to enjoy.
Do you think that a helicopter safari will be the perfect way for you to experience Namibia?
Contact one of our Namibia specialists on 020 3141 2810 to build this into an itinerary for you.